OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes with Apache and PHP pre-installed, but it's not in a great configuration, requires root to make lots of changes, and can introduce issues with file ownership and permissions. We prefer to use Homebrew to avoid these problems and because it's easier to keep up to date with newer versions of each component and extend customization. We can also set things up to be fully automatic so you can create new websites locally without needing to edit any configuration files. Read on for our tutorial on settings this up in Yosemite.
Sometimes, as a blogger, it's
easy to get caught up a blog storm without realizing how many people
don't even know it's going on. After relating this story to some folks --
EchoDitto team members -- on the way to lunch, I thought I'd write it down. It's
Patrick Ruffini, a former Bush/Cheney '04 Webmaster, has created the first 2008 Presidential Wire, an aggregator for all blog posts and MSM stories covering potential presidential contenders of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
There's an evolving discussion on the blogs today about the politics of web technology providers. The focus is on Convio, Inc., an Austin-based company that made its name last year providing web services to the Dean campaign.
Now that you're blogging, you should probably get up to speed on podcasting. (You are blogging, right? We talked about that, remember?) Like we told you before, if you're not podcasting yet. You should be.